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Classified Evidence

Questions of Legitimacy Hang Heavy Over 9/11 Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.19.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Defense lawyers aren't told what evidence is classified, need the prosecution's approval to call witnesses, and have to defend their clients in a commission that may have been unlawfully influenced by senior U.S. officials, they told the Guantanamo court.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Speaks

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

In an unexpected twist to the September 11 hearings at Guantanamo today, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-professed mastermind of the massive 2001 terrorist attacks, today spoke out to admonish the judge and lawyers in the military commissions.

Battles Over Government Secrecy Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

The definition and use of classified information, and the public's right to hear it, is proving to be one of the most important issues arising in pre-trial hearings in this historic September 11th terrorism prosecution.

Can 9/11 Defendants' 'Memories and Experiences' Be Classified?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Could the victim of a classified CIA execution program be prevented by the government from telling anyone about his experience being targeted by it?

Criticism of Federal Courts for Terrorism Trials Once Again Falls Flat

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The military is simply not in a position to conduct the sort of complex criminal investigations that are the FBI's specialty. Soldiers are trained to fight battles in a war zone; the FBI is trained to collect, preserve and analyze evidence in a crime scene.